In the hopes of holding onto their best employees, brokers are embracing more creative benefits packages. Those strategies are so creative, in some cases, they may just prompt an influx of job applications.
Brokers are already positing their own theories on which lenders will be hardest hit by CMHC’s move to cap access to government guarantees for securitized mortgages.
Brokers expect August home sales to steal the fall market’s thunder as buyers look to move before a rise in interest rates – a trend July’s booming numbers highlight.
The $1-million cut-off on Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation insurance may have hit the luxury condo market, with a glut of inventory in Toronto suggesting it will take 20 months to clear given current demand.
One broker is hoping that the larger networks forming in the channel will speak loudly and carry a bigger stick – especially to level the playing field against the five big banks.
How do you sell a mortgage to a community of people who distrust banks and are unfamiliar with the concept of a mortgage? One Alberta broker has the answer.
One Winnipeg mortgage broker is fighting the rate wars not by cutting into commissions, but by ‘paying it forward’ in $5 and $10 increments.
One Top 75 broker worked “harder and smarter” during what was a tough year in the channel – and did so without resorting to rate sites.
Hamilton mortgage brokers have been enjoying a blockbuster June, as that city has led Ontario in new housing with an impressive 65 per cent rise in starts.
There is more talk of loyalty and exclusivity agreements in the channel – but most mortgage brokers refuse to handcuff clients with a piece of legal paper, and doubt it will become common practice.